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Not Solved restore test - Board Online / Offline
#1
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Hi,

I am new with setting up forums and using myBB 1.8.5, hosted at Arvixe.

To be sure the backup is OK, I want to perform a restore. I see several ways.

Backup with
1. ACP admin.
2. PHPmyAdmin
3. Tooling from my hoster; Arvixe.

ad 1. How do I restore?

ad 2. I am not familiar with that.

ad 3. Backup and restore works fine for the database.
How do I close the forum during restore? The ACP setting "Board Online / Offline" seems not recommended. I read that the .htaccess file is recommended but it is hidden for me.
Can I just rename the index.php and add an index.htm file with the maintenance text in it?
Don't I need to shut down something else?

Thanks in advance for your advise.
Cees
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#2
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I'm not really sure what's your goal. If you just want to test a backup you made earlier, you can do it locally with for example XAMPP without closing your online forum (ad 3.). You can follow this tutorial with steps 2-4 done in a local installation: http://community.mybb.com/thread-27771.html
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#3
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Thanks Destroy666,

This is a DR procedure. I will try that too. Looks very good.

Let me clearify my question.

There is nothing wrong now. However, I want to be prepared.
Let's assume a scenario where there are many problems with the database.
I want to restore the backup from yesterday. (If possible I like to show a maintenance page during the restore.) When I restore a backup from yesterday, it works but it is live and the forum is not closed. Just restore the database without closing down the forum is too dangerous.

My actual question is how to close the board?

The ACP setting "Board Online / Offline" seems not recommended. see http://community.mybb.com/thread-164772....rd+Offline

Can I just rename the index.php and add an index.htm file with the maintenance text in it?

Cees
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